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“Reviving the musical’s fortunes in one fell swoop, Bacon and Busby Berkeley’s backstage saga set the benchmark for the putting-on-a-show subgenre not by means of plot but through sassy songs and dialogue and dazzling mise-en-scène. A grand cast makes the most of numbers like ‘You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me’, ‘Shuffle Off to Buffalo’ and ‘Young and Healthy’, while Berkeley choreographs chorines and camera with mischievous dexterity.” (Geoff Andrew, Time Out)
1933 Dir. Lloyd Bacon. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 89 min.